Compared to meat eaters, vegans / vegetarian / pescatarians have higher risk of fractures

The study just hit major news outlets and is generating a lot of “controversy”. Why putting that word in quotes? Because, as I mentioned in several other posts, that word has become a euphemism for “embarrassing truth” that mainstream medicine (and often society at large) will do just about anything to suppress. While the negative … Read more Compared to meat eaters, vegans / vegetarian / pescatarians have higher risk of fractures

Orange juice (OJ) as therapy for all coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2

If anybody needs a reason to convince themselves (or their family members) that drinking OJ is beneficial, maybe this new study in the context of COVID-19 will be good enough as evidence. It demonstrated that one of the main components of OJ – naringenin – is a powerful inhibitor of viral replication and it also … Read more Orange juice (OJ) as therapy for all coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2

Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

A series of studies, some of them covering viruses other than SARS-CoV-2, yet the findings of all of them are the same – no statistically significant protective effect of face masks, and, in some cases, possibly increased rates of infection (see first study below). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facemasks-idUSKBN27Y1YW https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817 “…A total of 3030 participants were randomly assigned to … Read more Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

DHT is an estrogen (receptor) antagonist

A neat little study, and in-vivo at that, which demonstrates that DHT is a direct estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist. According to the study, so are testosterone, nandrolone and a few other steroids with demonstrated therapeutic effects on ER-positive breast cancer (BC). However, all of the other steroids mentioned by the study are aromatizable and as … Read more DHT is an estrogen (receptor) antagonist

Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

A really interesting study, which will likely generate more than a few hateful emails for my Inbox 🙂 Anyways, as the study demonstrates, fasting achieves these negative effects due to the elevated fatty acids working through PPAR activator PGC-1α, to activate both the estrogen receptor (ER) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR). So, aside from the important … Read more Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Many of my readers already know about the unreliability of using steroid blood tests as diagnostic methods, except in cases where the values are so extreme that are unlikely to be temporary fluctuations. Saliva tests for steroids are even less reliable, even though combining both saliva and blood tests usually provides more reliable information than … Read more Ear wax testing as a reliable method for measuring long-term steroid levels

Glycine has a universal anti-viral effect

While the study below does not go as far as to say that glycine would be an appropriate intervention for the current COVID-19 pandemic, it does describe an anti-viral mechanism for glycine that is (at least in theory) applicable to ALL viruses. Namely, glycine prevents for formation of capsids, without which viruses are unstable and … Read more Glycine has a universal anti-viral effect

Vitamin D prevents cortisol-induced depression…and inflammation

A great study for a number of reasons. First, it discussed openly that in animal research circles cortisol administration is considered an official and reliable method of causing major depression. As the article states, for some reason human medical circles have been unwilling to accept the stress-depression causal link and continue to argue that stress … Read more Vitamin D prevents cortisol-induced depression…and inflammation

Serotonin may cause schizophrenia, Parkinson, and Alzheimer diseases

One by one, medical myths (slowly) go the way of the Dodo. Two of the most pervasive such myths is that conditions like schizophrenia are caused by excess dopamine and Parkinson Disease (PD) is caused by a deficiency of dopamine. Unbeknownst even to most doctors, studies exist demonstrating that hallucinations (indistinguishable from those in people … Read more Serotonin may cause schizophrenia, Parkinson, and Alzheimer diseases

Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury

In a recent post of mine I discussed the effects of cortisol on various aminotransferases (especially TAT), their role as biomarkers of catabolism, and how inhibitors of said aminotransferases have a potent anti-catabolic / anabolic effects. In that same post, I also described how cortisol (a catabolic steroid) is, naturally, a potent inducer of those … Read more Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury